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Radical, trippy, extreme pedals??

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by csala, Apr 6, 2009.

  1. csala


    Aug 14, 2005
    Santa Monica, Ca

    I'm hoping to add a radical pedal to my arsenal. I've got the basics such as filter, octave, fuzz, whammy, flange, and delay but I want something over the top to inspire me.

    What do you guys use which may not be considered "mainstream" pedals and what do you like about them?

    True bypass and little or no loss of bass frequencies is always preferable.

  2. Deluge Of Sound

    Deluge Of Sound Inactive

    Nov 8, 2007
  3. SamanthaCay

    SamanthaCay Like bass guitar OMG!

    Nov 16, 2008
    Denver, CO.
    I took a toy voice changer and made it into a pedal. it’s the worst sounding thing I’ve ever herd. ring modulators and phase shifters are good as well.
  4. groooooove

    groooooove Supporting Member

    Dec 17, 2008
    Long Island, NY
    depends what you mean by radical.. the most "extreme" sounding pedal ive ever used is the Zvex machine.. and i own and LOVE it. not for the faint at heart, for sure.. no low end loss, true bypass. very expensive, very worth it IMO.

    and depending on how insane you are / your budget, sounds like you wouldent mind a few moogerfoogers.
  5. Mofo-Kang


    Aug 26, 2006
    Modesto, CA
    I got a "Box of Metal" Zvex pedal, and I agree, they make excellent stuff. I haven't tried any of their bass pedals, though.
  6. warwick.hoy


    Aug 20, 2006
    Spokane, WA.
    Beta Tester: Source Audio.
    Anything Zvex makes really...I checked out an Ooh-Wah at a guitar shop....not my thing but after some fuzz it could be pretty cool.
  7. beggar98


    Jan 23, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    My problem with a lot of the more extreme pedals is that they sound too unique. Once someone records a well known song with one it is forever labeled as that person's sound.
  8. Boss Ps3, some sorta ring modulator, Prunes and Custard.
  9. MetroBass


    Mar 26, 2008
    South of LA
    Hatred obscures all distinctions.
  10. whoatherechunk


    Apr 4, 2008
  11. What he said. Though it's better than another "What does X use?" thread. On an unrelated note, I really don't think the Prunes & Custard is that crazy. I love it dearly, but it's not unuseable craziness.

  12. jucas


    Dec 14, 2003
    Some kind of feedback loop? Bitcrusher? Ringmod with a blend?
  13. rottenramone


    Dec 11, 2003
    u'll need the moogerfooger ring mod and a boss dd7 to speak with aliens.
  14. Cyber Soda

    Cyber Soda

    Sep 24, 2008
    I know nothing. But I do see a picture of MF DOOM. That's a treat.
  15. OrangeSun


    Jun 26, 2005
    Boston, MA
    I secretly covet the gig - fx chopper
  16. digitech bass synth wah, boss ph-3 in step mode
  17. Line 6 FM4 does a bunch of sick stuff and some synths as well.
  18. MrBassItUp


    Oct 15, 2008
    Haha, I wonder what other household objects/toys can be transformed into pedals?
  19. 4Mal

    4Mal Supporting Member

    Jun 2, 2002
    Columbia River Gorge
    How about a GR-20 and GK-3B setup. You can get plenty extreme with that ...
  20. stflbn


    May 10, 2007
    Less is almost always more - IMHO.

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